Hydrus 2.0 Bulk: Diehl Metering's first ultrasonic meter
April 3, 2021
Diehl Hydrus 2.0 Bulk combines ultrasonic measuring technology with smart functions, provides extreme accuracy, and delivers powerful connectivity. When used for the district or zone metering of water networks, it provides multiple benefits for water utilities, including reductions in Non-Revenue Water (NRW) and a more sustainable network. When used for billing, it also delivers extremely precise and reliable measures.
Lasting Accuracy under Tough Conditions
The meter is capable of measuring extremely low and high flow rates, and has an approved dynamic range of up to R1000. It can therefore register the volume of water supplied much more accurately, making it a key part of an AMR (Automated Meter Reading) solution, and an AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) solution to help utilities improve billing and detect water loss.
Furthermore, Hydrus 2.0 Bulk is built to maintain its exceptional accuracy in the long term. The static free-flow design means the meter has no moving parts, ensuring unobstructed access to water. It is resistant to particles such as sand in the pipe, pressure surges, magnet manipulation and UV radiation. It can be installed in any position and does not require any calming sections.
Classified IP68, it is also resistant to flooding and dust. This robustness combines with a battery life of up to 16 years to ensure the meter’s longevity while also limiting the need for maintenance. For utilities, this translates as peace of mind and cost savings over the meter’s entire lifetime.
Water Network Insights Through Digitalization
The other flagship feature of Hydrus 2.0 Bulk is its integrated connectivity. As a smart meter, it provides consumption and service data with high granularity. Integrated into fixed network metering structures, it supports water network monitoring in near real time.
Hydrus 2.0 permanently monitors consumption for leakage, backflow or overflow as well as the compliance with the permissible operating conditions. It even comes with a self-check feature that instantly generates alert codes if implausibly different values are measured in the two measurement paths.
The full potential of Hydrus 2.0 Bulk is best exploited when it is connected to a system infrastructure using IZAR radio technology. Thanks to integrated communication functions, the meter can be used as key part of an AMR (Automated Meter Reading) or AMI solution. It is based on the Open Metering System standard for optimal flexibility and data security. It is capable of exceptionally long-range radio performance and of transmitting data from challenging locations such as pits. And it supports a wide range of technologies, including wired M-Bus, L-Bus and Pulse.
In a fixed network, multiple types of data are transmitted by Hydrus 2.0 Bulk in tandem with smart domestic meters. This enables real-time information about flow rates, device status, and water losses in zones or leakages in houses.
As a result, IZAR software can build up a comprehensive overview of the overall distribution network, with highly accurate monitoring and analysis. This empowers water utilities to make smart, sustainable and fast decisions in order to optimize costs and resources, and reduce Non-Revenue Water.
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